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    Lightbulb Platinum Spending Guide - What Real $$$ Buys You

    INTRODUCTION

    I wrote this guide because after playing a bit, I felt like the premium character bonuses offered were not worth much. This was especially true because I saw that my "elite" premium armor sucked compared to the premium armor sets purchasable at the beginning of the game.

    It turns out that I was wrong. It's not a bad deal, considering you get +10 auction bays. The rest was icing.

    If you plan on paying to play Star Legends, here's what I recommend to get you started:

    Recommended Buys for 75p ($9.99)
    Code:
      30p: Upgrade Character #1 to a Premium Character (Lv1)
       5p: Purchase Character Slot #2
       5p: Give Character #2 +50 Inventory Slots
       5p: Purchase Character Slot #3
       5p: Give Character #3 +50 Inventory Slots:
    + 10p: +75 Stash Slots
    ------
      60p
    
    (15p Left Over)
    UPDATE NOTES

    v1.2.6
    - Added new items from Shipyard Expansion
    v1.2.5
    - Added new items
    v1.2.4
    - Removed weapons and armor. Check out my Item Compendium for a list of premium items.

    LEGEND
    Code:
    c = Credits
    p = Platinum
    HP = Hit Points
    MP = Mana Points
    Str = Strength
    Dex = Dexterity
    Int = Intelligence
    Arm = Armor
    Dam = Damage



    OBTAINING PLATINUM

    Platinum can be purchased in-game on many screens. It can also be purchased from the Spacetime Studios website or from the respective App marketplace.

    PLATINUM PRICES (US)
    Code:
      30p: $ 4.99 ( 6.012p per $)
      75p: $ 9.99 ( 7.508p per $)
     165p: $19.99 ( 8.254p per $)
     800p: $49.99 (16.003p per $)
    2000p: $89.99 (22.225p per $)
    NOTE: As of 08/09/2011, Platinum is game specific. You cannot carry over platinum from Pocket Legends

    FREE PLATINUM OFFERS

    Free Platinum can be earned in many ways.

    1. From the Spacetime Nexus In-Game Menu:
    Refer a Friend to Star Legends: 5p
    LIKE Star Legends on Facebook: 2p
    LIKE Pocket Legends on Facebook: 2p
    2. From the "Earn Free Platinum!" link:
    Download Other Apps (from TapJoy - must have Ads Enabled)




    GENERAL


    MISCELLANEOUS
    Code:
    Rename a Character: 50p
    Purchase a Character Slot: 5p
    Upgrade to a Premium Character (Lv1): 30p
    Upgrade to a Premium Character (Lv2): 45p
    Respec Stats: 2p
    Respec Skill Points: 2p
    Revive When Dead with Full HP/MP: 1p
    Buy a Guild Charter: 20p
    NOTE: To respec stats, attempt to clear a stat and click "OK". You will be prompted to clear your stats.

    GUILDS
    Code:
    Buy a Guild Charter: 20p
    Tier 1 Guild Hall (CYCORP "Dyna-Lounge" 6000):  25p
    Tier 2 Guild Hall (Habitus "Battle Barracks" Compound):  50p
    Tier 3 Guild Hall (DynaSTAR"Galaxy" Penthouse): 100p

    EMOTICONS
    Code:
    Buy Emote Pack 1.0: 5p
    PAR-TAY! / *sob* / Flex! / Yes!
    INVENTORY SLOTS
    Code:
    +50 Inventory Slots: 5p
    STASH SLOTS
    Code:
     +5 Stash Slots:  2p (2.50 per p)
    +25 Stash Slots:  5p (5.00 per p)
    +75 Stash Slots: 10p (7.50 per p)
    NOTE: Your stash is accessable from all accounts. This is how you can transfer items, credits, stimpacks, and power packs to your different characters.

    AUCTION BAYS
    Code:
     +1 Auction Bays: 10p (0.100 per p)
     +5 Auction Bays: 40p (0.125 per p)
    +10 Auction Bays: 75p (0.133 per p)
    FACE-O-MATIC
    Code:
    Change your Face / Skin Tone: 5p
    Change your Hair Style: 5p
    CREDITS
    Code:
      500c:   5p (100.00c/p)
     2500c:  15p (166.67c/p)
     5000c:  25p (200.00c/p)
    16000c:  75p (213.33c/p)
    35000c: 150p (233.33c/p)



    EQUIPPABLE ITEMS

    VANITY HELMS
    Code:
    Killah Kitty (Cat Ears): 3p
    Gas Mask: 5p
    Bandana Gas Mask: 5p
    Galactic Goggles: 5p
    Ninjana Bandana: 10p
    Vintage Spacesuit Helmet: 15p
    Vular Head-Squid: 15p
    I'll Be Back Shades: 15p
    Director's Hat: 15p
    Construction Hat: 15p
    Cultist's Hood: 15p

    VANITY SHIELDS
    Code:
    Cultist's Picket Sign: 15p

    VANITY PETS
    Code:
    R.I.V.E.T: 500p

    IMPLANTS

    ALL IMPLANTS CAN BE FOUND IN MY ITEM COMPENDIUM.




    WEAPON AND ARMOR

    WEAPON AND ARMOR NOTES

    ALL WEAPONS & ARMOR CAN BE FOUND IN MY ITEM COMPENDIUM.

    All premium weapons and armor provide bonuses based on their PREFIX RANK and ITEM LEVEL.

    Weapons with class prefixes may not be exclusive to that class.

    ALL PREFIXES CAN BE FOUND IN MY ITEM COMPENDIUM.

    In terms of adding to the armor stat, here is how the pieces rank:
    1. Chest Armor
    2. Sleeves / Boots
    3. Helmets / Back Armor




    CONSUMABLES

    STIMPACKS / POWER PACKS
    Code:
    25 Stim acks  : 3p ( 8.33 per p)
    50 Stimpacks  : 5p (10.00 per p)
    50 Stimpacks  : 5p (12.50 per p)
    
    25 Power Packs: 3p ( 8.33 per p)
    50 Power Packs: 5p (10.00 per p)
    50 Power Packs: 5p (12.50 per p)
    ENHANCERS

    Some Enhancers are only available at "Advanced Enhancer" terminals. These terminals also sell standard enhancers at a reduced rate or for credits. Guild halls offer access to these.

    ADVANCED ENHANCERS

    Code:
    4x Experience       (30min): 30p (1.00min per p)
    4x Experience       ( 5min): 10p (0.5min per p)
    
    Multi-Enhancer Pack (30min): 26p (1.15min per p)
    Multi-Enhancer Pack ( 5min):  9p (0.56min per p)
    3x XP, 2x Armor, 2x Damage, +25% Luck
    
    3x Experience       (30min): 12p (2.50min per p)
    3x Experience       ( 5min):  2p (2.50min per p)
    
    +25% Re-Roll Chance (30min): 5p (6.00min per p)
    +25% Re-Roll Chance ( 5min): 1250c!
    
    2x Damage           (30min): 5p (6.00min per p)
    2x Damage           ( 5min): 1250c!
    
    2x Armor            (30min): 5p (6.00min per p)
    2x Armor            ( 5min): 1250c!
    
    +25% Run Speed      (30min): 5p (6.00min per p)
    +25% Run Speed      ( 5min): 1250c!
    
    2x Experience       (30min): 5p (6.00min per p)
    2x Experience       ( 5min): 1250c!
    STANDARD ENHANCERS

    Code:
    Multi-Enhancer Pack (30min): 30p (1.00min per p)
    Multi-Enhancer Pack ( 5min): 10p (0.50min per p)
    3x XP, 2x Armor, 2x Damage, +25% Luck
    
    3x Experience       (30min): 15p (2.00min per p)
    3x Experience       ( 5min):  3p (1.67min per p)
    
    +25% Re-Roll Chance (30min): 6p (5.00min per p)
    +25% Re-Roll Chance ( 5min): 2p (2.50min per p)
    
    2x Damage           (30min): 6p (5.00min per p)
    2x Damage           ( 5min): 2p (2.50min per p)
    
    2x Armor            (30min): 6p (5.00min per p)
    2x Armor            ( 5min): 2p (2.50min per p)
    
    +25% Run Speed      (30min): 6p (5.00min per p)
    +25% Run Speed      ( 5min): 2p (2.50min per p)
    
    2x Experience       (30min): 5p (6.00min per p)
    2x Experience       ( 5min): 1p (5.00min per p)



    PREMIUM CHARACTER PERKS

    A premium character receives the following:

    Code:
    Lv 1/5/10/15 Armor Sets (Sleeves, Boots, Chest Armor)
    1500 Credits (1550c Total) (50.00 c/p or 33.33 c/p)
    100 Stimpacks (HP Potions) (125 Total)
    100 Power Packs (MP Potions) (125 Total)
    +50 Inventory Slots (100 Total)
    +10 Auction Slots (11 Total)
    The armor sets you get are better than the ones you can purchase separately. The armor value is equal to premium armor of the same level, but the bonuses are equal to the next level tier.

    Ex: The Smuggler's GloTech level 15 equipment provides the same armor as the Rogue's LightWave level 15 equipment, but it also provides the stat bonuses as the Smuggler's LightWave level 20 equipment.

    NOTE: Apparently, the boots don't follow the same pattern. You get Shooter's/Rascal's/Rascal's/Rogue's instead of Shooter's/Rascal's/Rogue's/Smuggler's. Bugged?




    PREMIUM ITEM STAT PROGRESSION

    If you load out on every premium weapon, and armor, this is what your stats would look like. Use the following table to judge how well you stack up against premium members.

    (Implants were left out because the higher level ones are more situational. It's hard to determine what is best for a build.)

    Keep in mind that only armor and certain weapons are exclusive to a class. Many of the weapons are not exclusive. Thus, if you want the +25 HP/MP of a "Veteran" weapon for your Operative, you can take it and forgo some of the +Hit and +Crit bonuses.

    If you would like more data, I've put together a few charts and graphs on how these items ramp up.

    Code:
    (Level  2 OP,                             +25 HP,  +50 MP,  +15 Arm):  5p (Weapon + 4x Armor)
    (Level  5 OP,                             +25 HP,  +50 MP,  +40 Arm): 10p (Weapon + 4x Armor)
    (Level 10 OP,  +5 Hit,                    +50 HP,  +50 MP,  +84 Arm): 15p (Weapon + 4x Armor)
    (Level 15 OP, +15 Hit,                    +50 HP,  +50 MP, +124 Arm): 25p (Weapon + 4x Armor)
    (Level 20 OP, +18 Hit,  +6 Crt,           +60 HP,  +60 MP, +190 Arm): 30p (Weapon + 4x Armor + Back)
    (Level 25 OP, +18 Hit, +12 Crt,           +60 HP,  +60 MP, +232 Arm): 60p (Weapon + 4x Armor + Back)
    (Level 30 OP, +24 Hit,          +24 Dod,  +60 HP,  +90 MP, +320 Arm): 60p (Weapon + 4x Armor + Back)
    
    (Level  2 CM,                             +75 HP,           +25 Arm):  5p (Weapon + 4x Armor)
    (Level  5 CM,                             +75 HP,           +68 Arm): 10p (Weapon + 4x Armor)
    (Level 10 CM,                    +5 Dod,  +75 HP,  +50 MP, +136 Arm): 15p (Weapon + 4x Armor)
    (Level 15 CM,                   +10 Dod, +100 HP, +100 MP, +204 Arm): 25p (Weapon + 4x Armor)
    (Level 20 CM,  +6 Hit,          +12 Dod, +150 HP, +150 MP, +320 Arm): 30p (Weapon + 4x Armor + Back)
    (Level 25 CM, +12 Hit,          +12 Dod, +175 HP, +180 MP, +386 Arm): 60p (Weapon + 4x Armor + Back)
    (Level 30 CM, +18 Hit, +12 Crt,          +180 HP, +180 MP, +540 Arm): 60p (Weapon + 4x Armor + Back)
    
    (Level  2 EN,                                      +75 MP,  +19 Arm):  5p (Weapon + 4x Armor)
    (Level  5 EN,                                      +75 MP,  +52 Arm): 10p (Weapon + 4x Armor)
    (Level 10 EN,  +5 Hit,                    +25 HP,  +75 MP, +104 Arm): 15p (Weapon + 4x Armor)
    (Level 15 EN, +10 Hit,           +5 Dod,  +25 HP,  +75 MP, +156 Arm): 25p (Weapon + 4x Armor)
    (Level 20 EN, +12 Hit,          +12 Dod,  +30 HP, +125 MP, +240 Arm): 30p (Weapon + 4x Armor + Back)
    (Level 25 EN, +12 Hit,          +18 Dod,  +30 HP, +150 MP, +290 Arm): 60p (Weapon + 4x Armor + Back)
    (Level 30 EN,          +12 Crt, +24 Dod, +120 HP, +210 MP, +405 Arm): 60p (Weapon + 4x Armor + Back)
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    Really nice work here. I assume this will be stickier shortly

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    Nice, a ton of info here. great guide!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hidden_lantern View Post
    Nice, a ton of info here. great guide!
    Same could be said about your SL site.

    I hope someone can take my data and tabulate it into something on Wikia, too.

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    This is great ! Lots if useful info here
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    I added emoticons... Am I missing any other premium purchases?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBNobody:377390
    I added emoticons... Am I missing any other premium purchases?
    Not missing per se, but what about a comparison between platinum purchased equipment & dropped equipment?

    Totally not "that guy" who doesn't think you did a great job, just thinking in terms of what real money gets you as opposed to taking what drops in the game.

    Good work so far!

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    Omg! i was LITERALLY in the middle of making a plat guide. It was gonna show how much plat you get for your money and what thing are are a better buy if you buy more plat. WOW....But nice guide! Ill get back to working on my guide later
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcichoracki View Post
    Not missing per se, but what about a comparison between platinum purchased equipment & dropped equipment?

    Totally not "that guy" who doesn't think you did a great job, just thinking in terms of what real money gets you as opposed to taking what drops in the game.

    Good work so far!
    How about I post a baseline armor guide, per class and level? Weapons are more tricky because everyone has their own preferences.

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    Really Nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by IBNobody:377543
    Quote Originally Posted by dcichoracki View Post
    Not missing per se, but what about a comparison between platinum purchased equipment & dropped equipment?

    Totally not "that guy" who doesn't think you did a great job, just thinking in terms of what real money gets you as opposed to taking what drops in the game.

    Good work so far!
    How about I post a baseline armor guide, per class and level? Weapons are more tricky because everyone has their own preferences.
    It's your thread, take it where you want it to go. I just offered a suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcichoracki View Post
    It's your thread, take it where you want it to go. I just offered a suggestion.
    I appreciate it. What I did was created a section that shows the total bonuses for prefixes at a given level. I didn't include weapon damage, though, because that depends on what people like to use for their class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBNobody:377844
    Quote Originally Posted by dcichoracki View Post
    It's your thread, take it where you want it to go. I just offered a suggestion.
    I appreciate it. What I did was created a section that shows the total bonuses for prefixes at a given level. I didn't include weapon damage, though, because that depends on what people like to use for their class.
    Looks great! I had been asking in game about armor since I tend to have bad luck with about drops, but people were less than helpful, thanks.

    Also, I agree on the weapons, too many factors that impact their stats & perceived values.

    Again, thanks for putting this together!

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    There are new back items in the Platinum store. I'll add them tonight.

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    Gratz on the sticky....
    Use the SEARCH function or it'll probably be here--> PL stuff or SL stuff >>> I'm 'SRINGY 2' .
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    Thanks...

    Updated...

    I also changed the format ever-so-slightly.

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    Awesome guide... Really impressed!
    Wish tapatalk had rep options...

    Wonder why vanity helms are back to being super expensive... Prob will roll back in time, like PL ones. Remember the Viking hats costing 20 Plat? Remember how people actually bought them? Lol
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    Wow... can't believe I didn't see this. I never check for new stickies

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    Great job. Be it i cannot play sl yet, this guide is making me more excited for sl. Great job!
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